As a result of severe neglect by hierarchs, Ihsan suffered dehydration, kidney failure, and liver failure. She had a pulmonary embolus, three blood clots plus a shower of smaller clots spread through her head and body. She suffered 3 strokes.
After she regained consciousness, she had use of her right arm and moved her head, but contracted pneumonia and was unconscious, back on a respirator. She overcame the pneumonia and developed a bleeder in her leg because of the anti-clotting meds. She came out of surgery on 08 October.
Despite the best efforts of the hierarchs at Oceans Behavioral Hospital, Ihsan is still alive and after a month of incredible struggles, she appears to be defying all expectations of doctors. Ihsan has full use of both hands and on 1 October fed herself an entire meal. She has speech faculties and is coherent and lucid when she isn’t tired or bogged down by meds. She spent more than an hour sitting up in a geriatric chair, and has talked on the phone with relatives. She doesn’t yet have use of her legs, but even there, there’s optimism.
Recall, at the time of the recording of “My Ihsan” for Ashevillefm.org, she wasn’t expected to survive to leave the intensive care unit. But Ihsan faces a really serious struggle as she battles back in her recovery and would really benefit from knowing others are pulling for her. If you can lift a Hallmark card from WalMart or send her a quick note of encouragement, that could make all the difference. Ihsan’s sister Brenda reads all of Ihsan’s mail to her. Send cards and letters of support to:
c/o Brenda White
P.O. Box 2062
Richmond, TX 77406